Found December 14, 2011 on centericechat.com:
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The shelving of Sidney Crosby after just eight games will change the landscape of rehabbing from concussions and concussion-like symptoms, yet again.

Alas, while Marc Staal moves closer towards a return, is he to be delayed because of Crosby’s second bow out off the rink?

Staal joined his teammates on the ice for practice yesterday, but a timetable is not penciled in.

From the New York Daily News:

Asked what Crosby’s regression means for him, Staal said: “Everybody’s different. I have no idea what he’s going through. But for me, I know I have to make sure I’m 100%.”

When we saw Crosby practicing with the Pittsburgh Penguins, days turned into week and weeks into many weeks.

Was it too soon for Crosby? Or is he the victim of a long road ahead with setbacks every year? We’d be lucky to see him in the playoffs, at this rate.

Jesse Spector of Sporting News says the following on Staal:

As Crosby’s case shows, there is no way to ensure a player’s health once he returns to the ice, but it still is best to play it safe when recovering from concussions, and it is a positive sign to see such a mentality starting to take hold in the NHL.

 

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